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Emmanuel Macron’s father: The French are ungrateful after all my son has done for them

Whilst he was very close to his late grandmother, Emmanuel Macron is said to be distant from both his parents, who are separated, reportedly speaking to them…

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There’s no finer place to be right now than this overlooked English county

Cheryl reveals that Avalon derives from the ancient Welsh for apple orchard; and indeed, apple trees still grow on the Tor’s lower slopes, their branches heavy with…

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Emmanuel Macron’s father says French are ‘ungrateful’ as president struggles to defend his record

Emmanuel Macron’s father made a rare public show of support to his “brave” son, calling the French a “very ungrateful” bunch as the incumbent struggles to defend…

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The rise of the ‘silver migration’: the secret to the perfect holiday for 60-somethings

Remember those two-week holidays when you wished you could’ve stayed longer? When you dreamt of spending days on end getting lost in the streets of a new…

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‘I’ll ban the Muslim headscarf in public’ says Marine le Pen as veil enters French presidential race

Mr Macron, 44, has sought to capitalise on the issue, which critics argue is part of a wider push to stigmatise millions of French Muslims that includes…

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15 hot new spa holidays if you’re in need of a reboot in 2022

For, at Chenot, wellness is not something you can buy in a bottle, it’s something you achieve by focusing on the four pillars of health – nutrition,…

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Why we’re opening up our stately home to paying guests

These women are a brilliant gang, says her mother, the duchess: “What the podcast shows me again and again is that there is a group of women…

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The alluring Oxfordshire town that’s a favourite of the A-list

Gruesome deaths happen on a surprisingly regular basis around here. The most recent was during a stage production of Amadeus. The crowd was enraptured as the actor…

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Emmanuel Macron in no mood to resign during charm offensive at Marine Le Pen heartland

In his first stop in Denain, one of France’s poorest towns in a region where Ms Le Pen is a councillor, Mr Macron was taken to task…

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Scathing Russian critic who survived two poisonings jailed after ‘regime of murderers’ jibe

One of the few remaining prominent Russian opposition figures and a vocal critic of the invasion of Ukraine has been jailed for 15 days, hours after describing…

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Ukraine could receive MiG fighter jets as talks gain momentum

“This is equipment that we want to finish anyway, because we’re waiting for the F-16s,” he told the Politico news website. He said Slovakia is “in very…

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Austrian chancellor defends ‘naive’ meeting with Vladimir Putin

An EU diplomat said the attempt to negotiate with Mr Putin was “f****** pointless”, referring to previously failed diplomatic efforts to urge the Russian president to end…

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Marine Le Pen receives hero’s welcome as she gains ground on Emmanuel Macron in final flurry

“An electoral contest is a confrontation of ideas and projects, not a fight,” she said, adding that she wanted a “a tranquil France, a serene France, a…

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Jean-Luc Mélenchon: France’s answer to Corbyn makes last push to challenge Emmanuel Macron

An Ipsos-Sopra Steria poll on Wednesday placed him in third place in Sunday’s first round on 16 per cent but approaching Marine Le Pen, on 21.5 per…

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Holland’s once-in-a-decade flower extravaganza is like the Chelsea Flower Show on steroids

As a group Your whole gardening club can book a personalised group trip with ITO. Start with an off-the-peg package, which lasts for six days and includes…

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The beautiful beaches of Germany you’ve never heard of

The idea of holidaying in Germany is more likely to conjure up images of romantic hilltop castles and quaint villages with pretty timber-framed houses than sweeping, sandy…

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Chaos in Manchester – just how bad is it at the much-maligned airport?

Once through security, in a record five minutes, the scene was serene – one woman was stretched out Roman-style on a large bench – well there wasn’t…

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‘Sleeping Beauty’ Nantes faces rude awakening as crime enters French presidential race

At a fountain in the quaint central Place Royale, three young women were looking at the Instagram post of a girl saying: “I was hit in Nantes…

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The unlikely home of Europe’s best secret beaches

The idea of holidaying in Germany is more likely to conjure up images of romantic hilltop castles and quaint villages with pretty timber-framed houses than sweeping, sandy…

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We spent €35bn on Russian gas and €1bn on arms for Ukraine, admits EU

The EU on Wednesday was discussing a new package of sanctions against Moscow in response to the atrocities committed by retreating Russian troops in Bucha and other…

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Marine Le Pen places law and order at heart of election bid after Jewish man chased to his death

Marine Le Pen on Wednesday warned that the death of a Jewish man hit by a tram while fleeing a mob outside Paris was a sign of…

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French election: The hologram ‘Corbyn’ who could bring an end to Macron’s ‘monarchy’

An Ipsos-Sopra Steria poll on Wednesday placed him in third place in Sunday’s first round on 16 per cent but approaching Marine Le Pen, on 21.5 per…

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What happened on a holiday in the EU’s most boring Capital of Culture

More insights from a weekend in Esch Coolest corner Cool is a relative concept in Luxembourg, which would turn up looking like Matt Hancock on his day…

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When will Spain, Italy and Greece finally ditch their ‘unnecessary’ Covid rules?

At a press event last week, over coffee and breakfast tapas, the Spanish Tourist Office spoke confidently about the year ahead, with visitor numbers – after two…

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The hidden pitfalls in booking train journeys online this summer – and how to avoid them

According to Smith, online journey planners apply a blunt logic which causes problems with search results.  “Journey planners are automatically programmed to try to minimise journey time….